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Old 02 December 2009, 07:36   #1
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Service costs for Suzuki DF175

I've just had my first 50 hour service carried out at a Suzuki Marine dealer. Including Vat, the total cost was 236.00.

Included labour, fuel filter, oil filter, 2 x 4 litre tubs of Engine oil, a quantity of gear oil, 5 x engine block anodes, engine oil filler gasket.

Does this seem like a reasonable charge? Anyone else got similar charges for a 50 hr service to compare?

Thanks,,, Brian
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Old 02 December 2009, 16:18   #2
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Daft question but how much oil does it take and what happened to the remainder?
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Daft question but how much oil does it take and what happened to the remainder?
the remainder probably stayed in the 205l drum
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the remainder probably stayed in the 205l drum
Thats what I was thinking.
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Thats what I was thinking.
The engine does takes 8ltrs of oil..

The gasket for the oil filter/or filler (that's a goodun) would have me wanting to see the old one...
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The gasket for the oil filter/or filler (that's a goodun) would have me wanting to see the old one...
Fair point, but...

I have a client who supplied about 50 units of a packaged product for me to dip into for a job I'm doing for him. This is to my financial disadvantage but I'm cool with it, I make my money elsewhere on the job. There is no way for him to oversee the quantity used and effectively, he has to trust me. So far, so good, except that he doesn't trust me . After much thought, he decided the only way that he would be happy is if I give him back the empty packaging after the job, plus the unused units, so he can check on me.


The point of this story is that I STILL won't be nicking his product, but I can't help downgrading him in my own mind from "valued client" to "cnut". He'll still get a good job done. However I'll not be doing him any favours.
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The engine does takes 8ltrs of oil..

The gasket for the oil filter/or filler (that's a goodun) would have me wanting to see the old one...
Never realised they took that much oil.
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Looking at the parts and lubes that have been changed and a labour time of say 2 hours. The cost is about right. By the way the DF175 takes 8.5 ltrs of oil with a filter change. I think that the engine oil filler gasket mentioned should be a sump plug washer, which should be changed each time it is removed.

My main concern for you is that the dealer is not following the maintenance schedule. First service from new, 20hrs or 1 month, To be done by a dealer. Every 50 hours specific items to be inspected and lubricated as required. This the owner could do. The next dealer service is at 100hours. This is when the oil change reminder system would be activated by the ECU. When you turn the ignition switch on the oil light in the Tacho will flash and the alarm buzzer will begin a series of double beeps. This is telling you that the engine has reached its next service interval. This should be cancelled by the dealer at service.

You have had this work done at 50 hours which not required, also from experiance the block anodes will usually last more than 50 hours
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I have a client who supplied about 50 units of a packaged product for me to dip into for a job I'm doing for him. This is to my financial disadvantage but I'm cool with it, I make my money elsewhere on the job. There is no way for him to oversee the quantity used and effectively, he has to trust me. So far, so good, except that he doesn't trust me . After much thought, he decided the only way that he would be happy is if I give him back the empty packaging after the job, plus the unused units, so he can check on me.
Are you still doing that 'male escort' work?
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Are you still doing that 'male escort' work?
In my current state, if I was, he'd be getting 49 back intact.

Are you subcontracting work for JSP or is it just a natural bent?
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